love story

Sweet Like a Psycho - Cover Reveal!

I'm freaking out about this cover - I love it so much!!  The only thing better than the cover is what's inside ;)  I seriously cant' wait for you to dive into this story.  You're going to LOVE it!

Sweet Like a Psycho is a romantic suspense/thriller that will have you guessing until the very last page.  If you loved the Made of Steel series or The Truth in My Lies then you're going to loooove Sweet Like a Psycho.  Oh I can't wait for you to read it!!

It's releasing on July 2nd so mark your calendars!  I'll have pre-order links by next week!

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*~*Cover Reveal*~*

James and Penny are back this fall! A Whirlwind of Color is being released November 27th.  And you’re not going to want to miss this installment of James and Penny’s story.  (For all the books featuring James and Penny check out my suggested reading order on my website.)

And the best news?  It’s already available for pre-order on all the major e-book retailers.  Pre-order your copy of A Whirlwind of Color today:

And don't forget to add A Whirlwind of Color to your TBR list on Goodreads

Without further ado…it’s time for the cover reveal!!

One great love.  That’s what every heart craves.  I was lucky enough to find mine when I was 19.  But I wouldn’t describe myself as lucky now.

My husband looks at me like I’m the light of his life.  We live in a penthouse apartment that overlooks Central Park.  My closet it filled with designer clothes and more pairs of shoes than I can count.  I have everything I could possibly want at my fingertips. 

And I’ve accomplished my dream of writing a novel.  I wrote my love story.  Every kiss, every touch, every memory compiled in a manuscript.  The pages make my heart ache, my tears flow freely, and my cheeks hurt from laughter.  My whole life is written on these pages.

I have the perfect husband.  The perfect family.  The perfect life. 

But I don’t remember any of it.

*~*Ramblings from Ivy’s couch*~*

What's new: I became an aunt yesterday!  That’s pretty much all that’s new – how can I possibly focus on anything else?  I’m sure I’ll be posting tons of pictures soon.  So if you don’t follow me on FacebookInstagram, or Twitter…now’s the perfect time to start!

Coming soon: The Light to My Darkness book 2 (also known as The Hunted book 6).  I'll be announcing the release date so so soon!  If you haven't read The Light to My Darkness yet you can grab your copy HERE.  In the meantime, it's back to writing for me!

My current obsession: FabFitFun.  I never have enough time to find out the latest trends (because I’m too busy writing of course!).  So when I found out about FabFitFun I was ecstatic.  So many fun accessories, makeup, and other goodies for such a low price.  I’m obsessed.  Also it’s so fun to look forward to something in the mail. Fall is my favorite time of year, so a box filled with autumn goodies...YAAAS please!

And I’m all about a good deal - You can get $10 off your first box with coupon code PUMPKINSPICE at

Christmas In July Surprise Release

If you don’t know it yet – I’m one of those obnoxious people who LOVES Christmas.  Christmas music before Thanksgiving?  Yes please.  Counting down the days till Santa comes?  That’s me!  So how could I resist a little surprise for Christmas in July? 
I’m re-releasing James the Christmas Grouch!  This book was previously titled James the Grinch and was only available in the limited edition holiday bundle last December.  But after many requests, I have decided to release it as a standalone novella.  You can grab your copy today from your favorite retailer:

Blurb: The stockings are hung, the lights are aglow, and the mistletoe is ready for kisses below. There’s just one problem…none of those decorations are in James and my apartment. 
We just started our happily ever after – we’re newly engaged, in a new city, with new friends.  We’ve both given up a lot to make this relationship work, but I never thought I might have to give up my love for Christmas.  How did I not know that my fiancé was a total Christmas grouch?  Don’t get me wrong, I love James Hunter and always will.  But for years, he’s been celebrating an anti-Christmas with his friends. He's lost the Christmas spirit that he had when he was a child. And he doesn't seem to want to thaw his frozen heart.

So I’ve decided that it’s my new mission to make him believe again. And with a little sprinkle of Christmas magic, it just might be possible.

Carved in Ice is LIVE!!! Plus a HUGE Giveaway!

It’s release day!!!  Carved in Ice is officially live.  I can’t to see what you think of the conclusion to the Made of Steel series.  Who will Summer choose – Miles, Eli, or V?  Will she finally get revenge against Don?  And seriously, who is V?  You’ll get answers to all your questions in this book!
Carved in Ice is on sale for $4.99 for the first week of release only (regular price will be $6.99) so grab your copy before the price goes up:


I’m doing my biggest giveaway to date for this release.  And all you need to do to enter is to join my Facebook group – The Ivy Smoaksters.  That’s it.  You’ll be automatically entered to win either a kindle or a set of signed paperbacks of the whole Made of Steel series.  Join HERE



~*~Release Party~*~
Mark your calendars for next Thursday (7/19) at 9 pm EST because I’ll be hosting a release party on my Facebook page.  It’s going to be tons of fun!  Let me know you’ll be attending the live event HERE.


And if you loved the series, it would mean the world to me if you shared your thoughts in a review once you’ve finished reading: